Arsenal is set to announce the signing of Willian from Chelsea after he passed a medical at the club.
The Brazilian will make a switch to the Emirates on a free transfer as Mikel Arteta looks to strengthen his side in the transfer window.
Willian will become Arsenal’s first signing of the summer and is set to pen a three-year contract at the club.
The 32-year-old wrote a heartfelt statement confirming his exit from Stamford Bridge at the weekend.
“They were seven wonderful years. In August 2013 when I received the offer from Chelsea, I was convinced that this was where I had to play,” he said in a statement.
“Today I am certain that it was the best of decisions. There were so many happy times, some sad, there were trophies and it was always very intense.
“Yet, beyond the trophies, I learnt a lot about myself. I developed a great deal, becoming a better player and a better person.
“With each training session, with each game, with every minute spent in the dressing room, I was always learning.
“I am really grateful to the Chelsea fans for the affectionate way they welcomed me at Stamford Bridge and their support throughout my time at the club.